Work: any economic activity (mental or physical) which is carried out for earning an income (in-cash or in-kind) and the goal of which is the production of goods or provision of services.

 Economically active population: all household members aged 10 years and over who were employed or unemployed (seeking work) during the last seven days preceding the enumeration. Students, homemakers, income recipients, whether employed or unemployed, are included in this group.    In the 1384 and 1385  Labour Force Surveys, all people aged 10 and over (the minimum determined age) who were engaged, during the calendar week prior to the survey week
( reference  week), in goods and services production (employed) or were potentially able to participate  (unemployed) in them  are  considered economically active population, under the definition of the work.

 Non economically active population: all household members aged 10 years and over who were not employed or unemployed (seeking work) during the last seven days preceding the enumeration and are classified under student, homemaker, income recipient or other groups are considered not economically active population.   In the 1384 and 1385 Labour Force Surveys, all people aged 10 and over  who were not  classified, during reference  week based on the definition, in two groups “ employed” and unemployed” were considered non-economically active population.

Employed: under the definition of the work, all people aged 10 and over who worked, during the reference week, at least one hour or for reasons, left the work temporarily are treated as employed.

Unemployed: the unemployed comprise all perons who during the last 7 days before the enumeration day did not work for at least one hour, were without employment and met the below conditions:

1. were actively looking for employment during the last 30 days before the enumeration day and had taken specific steps including registration at an employment agency, placing or answering newspaper advertisements, seeking  assistance of friends or relatives, etc.

2. were currently available for work, that is, during a period of 7 days before the interview and 7 days after it, were ready to begin work. 

Income recipient: those who were not considered employed, unemployed, student and homemakers and had regular incomes such as retirement salary and pension, or income from land and property, real estates, dividends, etc.